"Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" is now officially one of the biggest movies of all time. Smashing box office records and reawakening the Star Wars passion for a new generation, the movie continues to fill theaters a month after its release. So if you're anxious to see the continuing adventures of Finn, Rey, and BB-8, there is a minor problem.

The next film, which is for now just "Star Wars Episode VIII" just got its release date pushed back over half a year.

Originally scheduled for the coveted Memorial Day Weekend slot next year, the new release date pushes it back to another Christmastime premiere - December 15th, 2017.

So why the date change?

Well, as usual, officials are keeping mum on exactly what's going on. Was there a problem with the script? Conflicting blockbuster release dates? ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is now taking "Episode VIII's" May opening). Scheduling conflicts with actors?

For now, we can only speculate. And the fact of the matter is, we've still got well over a year before we find out what happens next.

What do you think? Early production troubles, or just the usual Hollywood games?

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